Special evening places “A Ray of Light” on those helping create a brighter future for North Texas communities
DALLAS – (March 28, 2023) – The Family Place, Texas’ largest family violence service agency, now in its 45th year, announced its honorary chair and celebrity chef for the 10th Annual ReuNight at a reveal party hosted by longtime supporters, Claire and Dwight Emanuelson. Throughout its ten-year history, ReuNight, an intimate dining and luxury live auction event, has allowed The Family Place to expand its services and enhance mission impact for domestic violence survivors.
Serving as this year’s honorary chair, Joyce Goss has generously supported The Family Place by chairing ReuNight in 2018 and Palm Night in 2007. And as a member of The Family Place Foundation Board, Goss was instrumental in the success of the Foundation Board’s Legacy Campaign, which raised $17.5 million to build the Ann Moody Place.
Junior Borges, Executive Chef at Meridien Dallas, will collaborate with the JW Marriott Dallas Arts District chef to curate an innovative menu with exceptional wine pairings for an exquisite dining experience. Junior was recently recognized as a 2023 James Beard Award Semifinalist in the Outstanding Chef category, and Meridian has been recognized by Robb Report’s The Best of The Best in 2022 for its Top 5 restaurants.
“In 2022, The Family Place served nearly 20,000 people, “said Mimi Sterling, CEO of The Family Place. “And thanks to ReuNight’s generous supporters, we’re able to offer programs and services including, but not limited to – a 24-hour hotline, three emergency shelters, including the state’s only shelter for men and their children, a transitional housing program with 26 apartments, three counseling centers, two medical clinics and a dental clinic – at no cost to our clients.”
Sterling also acknowledged and thanked ReuNight co-chairs, Brooke Hortenstine, Margaret Stafford, and Piper Wyatt for not only coordinating the evening, but for all they’re doing to create a memorable 10th anniversary of ReuNight, which will take place on Thursday, May 18 at the brand-new JW Marriott Arts District.
Support from this year’s event is critical as one in three Texans will experience domestic violence during their lifetime – one of the highest rates in the country. Sponsorships for ReuNight are available now from $5,000 to $50,000. Individual tickets priced at $1,500 will be available April 17, 2023.